"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart." -Winnie the Pooh

Monday, February 21, 2011

Put Me In Coach

All is right in the world...Baseball season has begun, and we enjoyed a FABULOUS weekend for it! Even if the games only last 2 hours. I'm sure many of you are happy. I, however, am not.  I would like nothing more than to spend all day at Dudy Noble.  It's my favorite thing at MSU and always will be.  We're not going to talk about this anymore.  It just makes me mad. Very mad.

 I'm so ready for us to be able to break out the swimsuits and get a tan! I only wish we were still housesitting for a house with a pool.  Pool, dark tanning oil, a good book, a diet coke, and my friend Zax the cat.  Great memories of some wonderful summer days!  This picture is from our honeymoon last year.  Can you believe we've been married for 8 months?  Crazy, we know!  It's time to pick someone to honeymoon this year.  Ideas anyone?  I don't think we'll be able to afford St. Lucia again!  Though it was great fun!

Speaking of good book...  I know y'all have heard me talk about Pioneer Woman. Well, she has a new book out.  It's all about her relationship with her husband whom she titles Marlboro Man.  The book is called Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, and I have been anticipating its arrival for awhile now. Well thanks to a good Loving friend, I found out P-Dub is coming to...Memphis!  If ever I hated living in Memphis, today is NOT the day!  More specifically, FRIDAY will not be the day!  February 25, 2011, P-Dub is coming to Memphis.  And not only to Memphis, but about five minutes from my house!  I'm. So. Excited.  I'm going to bring my copy of her cookbook and get her to sign it too.  I cannot wait!  Check out where she is traveling in case it's near you!

Lacey and I spent the weekend in Starkville this past weekend.  My mom had all of her college friends come stay at the house.  They were so much fun and so much like my mom.  It reminded me so much of these girls.

Soon we'll have our reunion as well!  I did get to hang out with Brittany all Saturday in Starkville.  We had so much fun shopping around town.  Y'all will be excited to know that I bought Lacey the cutest outfit.  I've been looking for her a "Maroon Friday" outfit as we all know she is a Bulldog fan at heart {even if she is from Canada}. Well, Brittany and I found it!

Our little cheerleader is so cute I know! Someone tell David because he's in denial about it.  Actually, he's upset that our dog has clothes.  I must admit, I'm pretty sure this will be her only one.  She may get a Halloween or Christmas outfit, but you can bet she'll have this outfit on every game day.  Thank goodness there are a TON of baseball games! :)

I'm also happy to report, the hairy, ginormous, one winged cockroach from the last post was found dying in the bathroom this morning.  I took great pleasure spraying roach spray on him to execute him, and shivered when I sucked him up in my shopvac.  At least he's dead!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Disappearing Act

Things disappear from my house. They just simply go POOF!  And they are gone.  

This specifically is a problem with the laundry and pantry!  {currently I'm afraid to do laundry because I attempted yesterday and the biggest, fattest, hairiest roach crawled out.  I screamed, jumped over Lacey, and ran for the roach spray. When I came back, he was mysteriously gone.  He left a wing for me.  So what did I do?  Shut the door and waited for the hubby to get home.  The second he walked in the door, I made him shake out every article of clothing to find my pesky friend.  I. Hate. Bugs.  Lesson learned=keep roach spray  in bathroom.  But this is not the point of this post}

Back to the disappearing act going on in my house.

Every time I wash clothes, there are about 10 pairs of socks unmatched.  EVERY TIME!  They sit on top of the washing machine until the next load of laundry is run, and then some get matched.  Some get left until the next time in hopes that they will turn up.  But not only do socks disappear, I've yet to find tights, running shorts, and tshirts.  And I'm the sole person in charge of laundry! 

Within the past week, I have looked for leftover pasta, yogurt, plain potato chips, crescent rolls and cheese {among other things}.  Every time I do, I think..where did that go? I had a whole thing last time I looked!  I've even been in the process of cooking dinner only to realize, we don't have ANY of what I'm looking for.  Take eggs for instance.  Every morning there seems to be a new empty cereal box on my counter.  Poof!  Strangely, I don't remember having this problem when I lived by myself or when my roommates were girls. Hmm.

And my husband just hollered from the kitchen, "Babe, do we have a secret mozzarella cheese stash or are we out?"  To which I responded...POOF!  {not really. I gave him a nonchalant "nope"}  Now he's eating leftover bar-b-q instead.  Poof I'm watching it go!

POOF goes everything in our house.  That is everything except the coffee.  It's good to know somethings are safe in our pantry!  Thank goodness. I'm not a nice person without coffee.

I think it's safe to say, yours truly needs to go to the grocery store.

Monday, February 14, 2011

All You Need is LOVE

In honor of Valentine's Day, the day of LOVE, I'll be posting in red today!  As I spend my first Valentine's Day as a married lady, I realize how crazy commercialized this holiday is.  I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm a flower girl.  I think the prettiest thing in the world is a vase full of roses, tulips or hydrangeas, BUT the old song "All You Need is Love" really is true!  Husbands are the best Valentine's gifts ever.  However, in honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share with you a list of 14 things that I'm in love with right now!  Some may be random, some may be lifelong faves, but some are just things I'm enjoying at the moment! 

So in no certain order, {until we get to the end of course where my top TWO favorites can be found} here we go:

14.  Couponing....Let's be honest.  You all know about this LOVE I have.  So I'm not going to dwell on it.  Just know, it hasn't gone away with David getting a job or moving to Memphis.  Nope, still there.  Read here if you want to know more.

13.  The Lovings...I know you're sick of hearing about them, but we had some new friends over for lunch after church Sunday, and I caught myself talking about them NON STOP!  Not in a like, "our friends Matt and Jenny" way.  Instead we talk about coupons. And who taught me coupons? Jenny.  We talk about the art in our house.  And whose art project idea were they?  Jenny.  I serve dessert.  And whose recipe is it?  Jenny.  We pass by the fridge. And whose Christmas card is on there {and the only one left up there}?  The Loving kiddos.  I seriously feel like there was one more way they came up, but I can't remember how.  I love the Lovings!  We both miss them tremendously. 

12.  Owls...Any shape, form, or fashion.  Then again, is this really a surprise to anyone either?  I pretty much buy them when I see them.  They are all over our house.  Thanks to a hubby who lets me decorate how I want to with them.  These are my new recent Valentine's additions--a new kitchen towel found at Hobby Lobby for 40% off of $5.99 and Pot holders from the Dollar Spot at Target!  I have no idea why this photo keeps turning on it's side.  But at least you can get the idea.  I love the towel...it says things in the conversation hearts like "Love is wise" and "You're a hoot."  My mother in law also got me the cutest owl necklace for Valentine's Day. {but I didn't have time to take a picture}  She thinks she needs to apologize for buying me owl things because she thinks that's all she gets me.  SOMEONE please tell her how much I love buying owl things!  Someone? Anyone? Just comment below!  I don't want her to quit buying me cute owl things she sees!

11.  Bethany Dillon: Say Your Name...I discovered this song when we got engaged and fell in love with it!  Here are the lyrics:

I'm trying to find a moment with you
These days are speeding by
This ring gives me a new point of view
I'm a dealer in my time
And if I can make a confession
My time is torn between
The man who has won my affection
And the God that saved me.
Oooh, it all looks different
But that doesn't mean anything has changed

Cause still I reach for you 
When I am afraid
And this breath that comes from you
Helps me say your name

Seriously, if you have a few minutes, listen to this video.  I've realized more and more with these two rings on my finger what Paul was saying when he talked about not getting married versus getting married.  Marriage is a wonderful blessing.  It paints an incredible portrait of the love that Christ has for us, and the day that he will return for His believers--His bride.  But MAN.  Marriage is also such a distraction from my time with Christ.  If ever I thought an engagement was a distraction, I clearly didn't realize the distractions marriage would bring.  I want to spend all of my time with my husband.  But I LOVE this song.  This ring, it doesn't mean anything has changed!  Christ is still the one no matter what.  And, in our passionate pursuit of Him, He's the one that David and I rely on together to direct our walk through this crazy path called marriage.  Anxiously awaiting a new CD from this new mommy.  God definitely blesses her gifts.

10.  My wedding photos....And on that subject of marriage!  I love, love, love my wedding photos.  Our photographer Maggie could not have better captured what I asked her to capture.  Choosing photos from the MS Magazine was hard because most of my photos are very candid.  However, that is what I ASKED Maggie for.  I didn't want super posed photos.  I wanted photos that artistically could be hung on the walls of our home.  Check out one of my latest projects below.  I found an old window pane at an antique store in Memphis.  Then I printed six 8x10 photos and framed them.  Such an inexpensive way to display wedding photos!  On that note, please say a special prayer for my wedding photographer Maggie.  Without giving out details, just pray for her.  She was such a blessing to us on our big day, and I am forever grateful for the talents that God has given her to share with others.  Here's a few of my favorites.  Which could very easily turn into 800.  Oh and if I posted 800, that would not even be half of the photos she gave us.

9.  Williams and Sonoma Peppermint Hot Chocolate and my Hot Cocoa maker....Have you ever HAD THIS STUFF?  Oh. My. Gosh!  Seriously!  I would say go buy some, but it's only a Christmastime thing at Williams and Sonoma.  The. Best. Stuff. Ever.  Pat and Chris gave us some for Christmas along with two beautiful pottery mugs they made. 

Unbeknown to them, we received a hot cocoa machine for a wedding present.  It doesn't even live in the cabinet we have it out so much.   {except today it's so beautiful outside, we don't need hot cocoa}.  Below is what it looks like, and if you click on the photo, it will take you to a link to purchase it from Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  For real. Order one.  You won't be sorry. It will live on your counter too.  Anyway, we got this Peppermint Hot Chocolate for Christmas, and it was so good that I traveled to the Williams and Sonoma outlet {yes, outlet} that is about 2 minutes from our house {that's right, 4 blocks away}, and bought another.  And then a week later, I bought two more.  Needless to say, we're on our last little bit.  Maybe I'll get lucky and the outlet will have more.  Regardless, this is the best hot cocoa I've ever tasted!
 8. My Valentine's Wreath...I got this idea from a do it yourself blog.  I wanted something simple and easy to make to decorate our door with.  I ended up going to JoAnn's and buying four pieces of red felt for $1.00 total, a wreath for $4.00, and two packs of heart picks from the Dollar Tree for $2.00 total.  So for $7.00, here's my cute love wreath.  The best part is, it all can be removed out of the wreath for another season.  If you want to know how I made the felt roses, click here. I will say that I didn't do all of the needle and thread stuff.  I used....hot glue.  Exactly.  You know me and my glue gun!  Haha!

7.  My Le Creuset Dutch Oven...I LOVE IT!  Thanks to Giggleswick in Starkville "going out of business" this summer {and reopening I might add}, I was able to have a fun shopping spree.  I had store credit and rather than rely on them to order things for me, I decided to play it safe and use store credit.  Because of that, I got a Le Creuset Dutch Oven that NEVER in a million years did I think I would ever have in my kitchen.  It cooks things SO well, and I just love it.  Currently, it's cooking our Valentine's dinner in it.  David and I have Downline tonight {a discipleship program we're doing in Memphis}, so we're limited on what we can do tonight.  We're going to celebrate Wednesday night, but why not have a special dinner tonight?!  So I'm going to share one of our favorite recipes for roast.  My mom has the simplest recipes to follow.  I don't care who you are, you cannot mess this one up!

You need: one 3-4 lb eye of the round roast, one can of cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup water, one packet of brown gravy, one yellow onion

Combine water, gravy mix, and cream of mushroom soup together.  Place roast in greased dutch oven {I've also made it in a baking pan}.  Cover with sliced onion.  Pour gravy mixture over roast. Cover with two layers of aluminum foil, then cover with lid.  Cook on 325 degrees for 3 hours and 30 minutes.  I usually check mine at 3 hours.  Enjoy!

You'll impress EVERYONE with this recipe!  Shhh...don't tell David it's what for dinner tonight.  It's one of his favorites and is a surprise!  My house smells soooo good already!

6.  Gchat...if you're not on it, you should be.  I discovered Gchat about 8 months ago.  I have this nifty, way too smart for me smart phone that comes with Gchat included.  All you have to do is create a gmail account and you're good to go.  This has come in SO handy!  When we lived at Browning Creek and David had zero service with ATT, he could just log onto his computer and Gchat me to my cell phone {or laptop if I was on that}.  No matter where I am, as long as I have 3G, we're good to go.  It also has come in handy with hubby at work.  It's a lot easier to shoot him a message to his computer than it is to shoot him a text.  He can respond quicker, easier, and more efficiently from Gchat.  It's pretty much saved me in the "what is the password, code, etc" instances or the "what do you want for dinner" instances or the "HELP, I'm lost in Memphis instances."  Of course I've used it for the "honey I just found the CUTEST thing in Hobby Lobby--can I buy it?" instances too!

5.  My ADAMS sign...That is now hanging in our home.  Many of you may recognize it from this post, but you've yet to see the finished project.  Well here she is!  I'm not sure why I call it a she.  Don't judge me.  I made it. I put my loving time and creativity into it, and I can give it whatever gender I so choose.  Don't you love it though.  Thank you to my wonderful hubby who cut all of the wood out for me.  Didn't he do the best job ever?  This is my daily reminder of MSU and everything it means to both of us. I'll be taking orders next week, so just message me and let me know what letters you want.  I'm KIDDING!  No plans to venture out and do this for money.  Though, I did have fun making my own. 

4.  Ephesians...The past few months I've been slowly working my way through Ephesians and memorizing verses.  It has been so incredible and has given me a hunger to know the word.  And to not just know it but commit it to memory.  Many of you have heard me talk on and on about the most incredible realization I had back in September.  Pam Tebow {yes, the one who has the football playing son} came to speak at an event in Starkville, and we were offered free tickets.  What she said changed my heart towards memorizing scripture forever.  She talked about how she wanted to instill it in the hearts and minds of her children and now grandchildren.  And she accomplished this by SINGING it.  Yep, you read right.  Singing. If you know me, you know I love to sing. Love it.  So, what better way to learn scripture?  It just clicked for me instantly.  My mom used to play a CD called Hide Em in Your Heart by Steve Green when we were younger.  It consisted of nursery rhyme type songs with bible verses as lyrics, and to this day, I can still sing those songs to you.  All these years later.  You should definitely look them up.  We LOVED them, and I'll probably have the same ones one day for my kids.  I'm not talking about putting the verse to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb.  I'm talking about humming a tune and memorizing it to that.  Some of my friends that I've shared it with have not had the same luck I've had.  I guess memorization comes in different forms for different people.  But you would be so surprised if you start singing it.  You know how you get out of the car humming whatever was on the radio?  Well, I can honestly say, when I get out of the car, and I've been memorizing scripture, guess what floods my humming throughout the day.  Yep, you guessed it.  Try it.  It may or may not work.  All I know is that my retention has drastically improved.  Drastically.

3.  The fact that MSU Baseball season is right around the corner...Thank goodness! Please, PLEase, PLEASE make basketball season end.  And you may think I'm saying that because I'm a fair weather fan, but that's not true.  I. Detest. Basketball.  I don't know why my husband still loves me.  I guess I'm glad our love isn't built on sporting events.  This former MSU Diamond Girl can't wait for some Dudy Noble time and Left Field Lounge.  And some warmer weather to go with it.  Of course over HALF of MSU's baseball home games will be played in February and March. Stupid planning on a coach's part.  We'll all have to suffer through the cold, and I'm not sure I'll make as many as I would like to make.  Regardless, I love it.  Win or lose.  Omaha or no Omaha.  {so glad I've gotten to see both}.    

2.  My sweet Lacey girl....Okay, let's be honest.  You knew this was coming!  She's a joy.  She's my second best friend in Memphis.  And I really think she loves us.  She sure acts like it.  I love this little girl!  We've been working on "give me five." My parent's Sheltie Skip knows how to give us five, and I want her to.  Sometimes she does it, and sometimes she doesn't.  We're not treat training because we don't want to change what types of things she eats this early in our time with her.  But she gets really excited when we say "yyyyaaaayyyy!"

1.  My handsome hubby...And my very best friend.  I've been so blessed to have him by my side and be by his side these past {crazy at times} almost 8 months.  I've learned so much about myself and him.  The other day, I sat in a coffee shop and watched two old people drink coffee and sit in silence.  The girl I was with said, "I want to be old one day so I can just sit there in silence with the other person."  I thought...me too.  I can't wait to grow old with this man.  I think we focus so much on the here and now and the past, but what about the future?  Not that I'm eager to get to that stage soon, but I think there is something so romantic about an elderly couple in love who can just sit and stare at each other over coffee.  They already know everything about each other.  And it's not an awkward, "Get away, I have nothing to say to you" silence.  It's a "you know everything about me already" kind of silence. I can't wait to grow old with David.  Of course, we'll be the couple at the coffee shop...I'll be drinking coffee and David will be sipping hot chocolate.  And you can't leave out the fact that I'll probably be babbling on and on about our grandchildren or MSU Baseball {hey...just because I'm old does not mean I will give up my love of all things MSU and Baseball}.  And David will be just sitting there staring, patiently waiting for me to take a breath so he can chime in.  Rest assured, unless I lose my voice, I highly doubt there will be much sitting in silence for these two.  Don't feel sorry for him.  He knew what he was getting into when he said I do!  I love my Valentine!  He bought me roses the other day!  My man knows I love flowers! :)

Thanks for sticking with my crazy long blog post.  Hope you enjoyed it.  Notice yellow still doesn't make my favorites list.  My friend Yellow Kitty would be proud. {that would be the lady responsible for decorating my very BLUE wedding!}

Let us not forget to tell everyone that is special in our life how much we LOVE them!  However, let us also not forget who loved us first, and what that means for us!

"But God, being, rich in mercy, because of the GREAT LOVE with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing: it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."   -Ephesians 2:4-10

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Blustery Day

My aunt is obsessed with Winnie the Pooh.  Said aunt doesn't read the blog, but that's okay.  She doesn't have internet at her house. {gasp}.  I know.  As I was saying, my aunt loves Winnie the Pooh and always has for as long as I can remember.  So forgive me for thinking of her today.

"Oh, then I think I shall wish everyone a happy 'Winds Day.'"
-Winnie the Pooh

While known for more notable quotes, I couldn't help but think of him as I sit typing a blog post this 'Winds Day' afternoon {Wednesday for all of you geniuses} sipping hot cocoa with a puppy dog at my side watching the snow fall blissfully around painting the most beautiful picture of God's creation.  {Isn't she precious?}

Now many of you know I'm sick to death of winter weather snow.  But something about being in Starkville {yes, I'm in Starkville} watching God's handy workmanship fall on his most glorious town in the world....what could be better.  Glad I made it here safely.  I hear my hubby has many inches at our house in Memphis.  He was able to go home from work around 2pm so it must be rather awful.  My evening plans have been canceled so here I sit, updating you and updating the blog.

Our house:

First thing you'll notice...yes, the blog has received a make over!  I'm not sold 100% on the new owls just yet, but I do like the vintage theme that it now wears.  We'll see how long I like it keep it.

This blog post will be many random things that I feel the need to share with you.  One of my friends had a catchy title called "popcorn" for hers once and perhaps, this too could be appropriately titled such.  Maybe I'll see if there is any popcorn in the cabinets.  Unfortunately, I think we're limited to bread and crackers.  Dry Cheerios anyone?  Back to popcorn!

I'll start by telling you about mine and my hubby's fun filled weekend last weekend.  It seems lately that I update you on weekend fun in the middle of the week and then it's time for more weekend fun.  Don't get too excited.  This coming weekend we'll be playing catch up in Memphis, and I think our list of exciting things ranges from purchasing a mattress for the guest bedroom and a shower head to conserve water.  The Adams are so green!  HA!  Needless to say, there probably won't be a life update this weekend.  Unless you care to hear about our vacuuming skills as I'm sure much cleaning awaits me when I return home

Saturday we made the long trek to Jackson, MS. Lacey included. Okay, so it's not terribly long, but it is a borrrriiiinnnng drive!  The reason? One of my very good friends Laura is getting married this summer, and someone was throwing a partay to celebrate it!  And you know we just can't pass up a good party!  Especially since we never have parties anymore because we live in Memphis where we don't know anyone!  Anyway, my good friend Laura is engaged to David.  And yes, before you ask, it gets VERY confusing when we talk about David respectively.  You should have seen my texts to her asking what David should wear to this party.  I simply say "my David" now and "your David" to clarify.  So the party was for my Laura and her David. Haha!  I was so lucky to have Laura as a bridesmaid in June, and now I can't wait to be HER bridesmaid this June.  Laura met her David a week before our wedding {see, if I had said she met David a week before our wedding you would have thought she had never met my David until right before the wedding--very confusing}.  He asked her to hang out the weekend of our wedding, and she turned him down {all together now...awww}.  Not because she wanted to though!  No, she was such a good bridesmaid that she chose to attend our shindig in Starkville.  Thanks Laura!  But that David is a persistent fellow {her David, not mine...err mine is too! :)}.  Luckily, he didn't give up because Laura was obligated to wedding duties.  Laura, I promise that if I meet a guy the week before your wedding, I'll still be at your wedding, standing up next to you, and amening your decision before God and your family & friends.  Wait...  This doesn't apply to me! Haha!  I have a WONDERFUL man who I love so much!  And he'll be at your wedding too.  I'm sorry if he stares at me the whole time instead of you.  Don't take it personally.  He is after all, MY David.  Plus, you'll have another David staring at you anyway.  And judging from experience, you won't know who is in attendance anyway so I doubt you notice.  And if I was at home in Memphis, I'd pop out my nifty DVD of wedding pictures and show you a picture of my friend Laura standing up at my wedding with me.  Instead, you get this one of us.  She's right over my right shoulder, and the only bridesmaid without sunglasses on.  For some reason, my bridesmaids thought it would be funny to wear shades while they sang "Shades."  Laura, I can't wait to sing this to you, and David, MY David would tell you this is the most awkward part of your wedding reception, as I'm sure any Chi Omega's husband would also. 

I love Laura!  She is so fun!  And her engagement party was just that!  All joking aside, I couldn't be happier for Laura and David.  They are so perfect for each other, and I can't wait to see how God blesses and uses the two of them for His glory.  Laura has a cool blog if you're interested in reading about all of her wedding planning.  The following are a few photos we took from the night.  We grabbed all of the Chi Omegas and took a picture. However, my hubby likes to take pictures of us preparing to take the picture.  And they always turn out funny and rather embarrassing of me, but I thought I'd post them anyway.

Me, Brittany, Laura, and Josie

I'm not really sure about this one, but besides the fact it's kind of embarrassing for all of us, I love Britt's facial expression!

Adding Laura's sis Rachey to our corny XO pic. Throw what ya know! {yes, I just said that}
Being with some of my Chi O friends Saturday night really made me miss all of us.  Sure we weren't all there, but just hanging out with some of them brings back the best memories with all of them.  Today, I drove by the XO house with the snow falling down.  I couldn't get to my camera, but I wish I had.  It just flooded my memories of some of my favorite times on the porch of this house.  So I found a few pictures with these girls on this very porch.  Some of the best memories a girl could have.

My very first time on the Chi O porch from 2004 Bid Day with Beth and Megs. 

I'm not sure why Brit and I have this tradition, but every year she would take a picture like this on the porch at Christmastime.  And every year we'd take one in front of the Christmas tree.  I can't think of the porch at the Chi O house without thinking of this memory.

Formal our senior year.  One of the most fun nights ever, and I know you two would agree!  Started with a great dinner, fun dancing (in the future location of my rehearsal dinner), and ended with Waffle House. I wish we'd realized how little time there was left for us all to live together. So glad we made such great memories.

While not on the porch of the XO house, this is Meg and I at Rachel (Laura's sis') bid day. So it's appropriate that we watched from the sidewalk.  We were waiting on Laura or she would have been in the picture.  So fun to be standing on the outside jealous excited for Rachel!

And finally, porch talks with Beth.  We would do this frequently.  In fact, if we had a bad day or needed a relaxing night, Beth and I would sit on the porch and just talk.  Sometimes there were tears. Sometimes there were random Wicked songs sang at the top of our lungs for sorority row to hear.  Sometimes there were dates to discuss and sometimes we were waiting on dates.  I'm so thankful for this porch swing and this best friend.  I would not have made it through college without you.  And I wouldn't have made it through last semester without you.  

Enough "popcorn posting" for today!  It's past my bedtime!  Rest assure, I have lots more things to share with you...eventually.  A bunch of you have asked for more inexpensive house projects and for photos of our house.  I do have more inexpensive house projects for you, but I don't have photos of them quite yet.  And as far as photos of our house goes, I've been waiting until it was exactly how I wanted it to take photos and post them.  However, I have since realized, my house will never be exactly like I want it to be!  I'll always be adding or taking away (probably more adding at this stage of our life).  I actually just flipped through all of the photos I have and none of them look exactly like our house looks now.  Not. One.  And I'm NOT exaggerating!  Maybe I'll do that this weekend.  Just maybe!  

Hope everyone has great snow days tomorrow!  Let me know your thoughts about the new blog!  I really do love comments you non-commenter people!  Feedback makes me smile and blog more! :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blogger Background

Many of you may have noticed this really cool, ugly thing in the top right left hand corner of my profile. No, I don't know my right from my left. 

Thanks for being awesome?  I don't want to deal with the hassle of updating all of that stuff.  It was enough of a hassle to begin with.  So you know me, I waited until halfway through the month of January to start looking for my owl background.  After all, this makes it sound like all I have to do is update my fancy-smancy codes so that I won't lose my cutesy background.  WRONG.  

After much searching, it has come to my attention that Shabby Blogs has done away with this cute owl background.  And if you know me, I like all things owl.  My mother-in-law even found me a brown owl that looks very similar to my blog for Christmas.

Well, I am sad to say that we are going to have to say goodbye to the owl background soon.   :*( Technically, today is February 2nd, and I still can see owls.  I'm being rebellious and waiting until the very, very, very, very, very, very last second to change.  They are going to have to delete this background before I change.  And I'm sure that will be in the next few days.  Don't worry! I've been on the lookout for a fresh new background that will probably still have an owl or two on it.  But for right now, I'll keep these owls until they die.  Just wanted y'all to know I may have to get background happy and begin changing it around.  I may be trying out a few until I find one that I like!

Please let me know if you can't read the text at any time.  I know you can't sometimes on your cell phone if it isn't dark enough.  I will try to make sure this problem doesn't happen! 

Little Lacey goes to the vet today for the first time.  We're hoping that everything checks out okay.  She needs a rabies shot, and I've been begging David to take off work early (which he isn't allowed to do) and take her to have it done so she'll be mad at him and not me.  I can't stand to get poked, and I'm so worried she's going to be mad at me!  Especially since I forgot her big pillow in Starkville.  I'm a bad Mom!  Don't let that make you feel sorry for her.  It simply means she spends more time on the couch in my lap.  However, after we go get shots, she may not want to get in my lap anymore.  I'm going to be a horrible mother one day because I don't want my babies to do anything that will hurt them.  Just have to keep reminding myself that I'd rather her hurt now than get rabies later!  Wish us luck on our first time to the vet.  I'll try not to ask him a billion questions.